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Watch The National’s Mistaken For Strangers Documentary Trailer

Awaiting Trouble Will Find Me has sent us into a well-deserved National frenzy. We have already heard two singles off the forthcoming album, one of which came with a pretty cool time-lapse video. It seems about time the National would have a documentary made about them, and who better to make it than Matt Berninger'… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 15, 2013 - 12:16 pm

The National – “Don’t Swallow The Cap”

The National's feverishly anticipated new album Trouble Will Find Me comes out next month, and you guys sure seemed to like the first single "Demons." "Don't Swallow The Cap," the second Trouble Will Find Me track we've heard walks a similar line between dour and triumphant, with Matt Berninger muttering hangdog vocals over the Dessner… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2013 - 12:05 pm

The 10 Best National Songs

For many people who listen to the National, and by guitarist Aaron Dessner's own admission, the band's career started in 2007. "When we were in the process of making Boxer we knew that we had one shot to enter the room and make a case for ourselves," vocalist Matt Berninger said in an interview from… More »

By: Harley Brown / April 10, 2013 - 1:33 pm

The National – “Demons”

The National have announced the existence (and the extensive guest list) of Trouble Will Find Me, their new album, and they've played a bunch of its songs live. But this morning marks the first time we've heard a final studio song from the LP. Its called "Demons," and it sounds very much like a National… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2013 - 8:43 am

Watch The National Debut “Heavenfaced,” “Fireproof,” “Graceless” In Berlin

Trouble Will Find Me, the new album from the National, is just a month and a half away from release, and we have yet to hear a single studio song that will appear on it. But last night in Berlin, the band played a secret show at Berlin's Michelberger Hotel, trotting out a few of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2013 - 12:53 pm

National’s Trouble To Feature Sufjan, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten

The National's sixth full-length album, Trouble Will Find Me, is due out on May 21st via 4AD. It's their first album since 2010's High Violet. Drummer Bryan Devendorf recently spoke to Gothamist about the new album, revealing that it will feature contributions from Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, and others. "There are some… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 23, 2013 - 3:35 pm

The National Trouble Will Find Me Details

The National make brooding, big-tent indie rock better than just about any band on the face of the planet, and they've just announced the impending release of Trouble Will Find Me, their sixth studio album. We've got the details and the tracklist below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2013 - 9:43 am

Hear Merry Indie X-Mas, Featuring Parodies Of Bon Iver, Beach House, xx, Das Racist, & More

When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different tack, imagining what holiday songs would sound like if they were covered by folks like Bon Iver, the xx, Wavves, Beach House, Das Racist, and others. (Adam Horne of BearMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Watch The National Play New Songs “Lola,” “Sullivan” & “Prime” At ATP

This past weekend, the National curated and headlined their own ATP Festival in England, and during their set, they played four new songs. One of those was the set's opener, "Lola," a somber and strummy song that has me pretty amped about the prospect of a new National album. Watch a nicely-executed fan-made video below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012 - 10:17 am

The National – “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (Isham Jones Cover)

Lately, the National seem to be intent on forcing their way into every show on our collective DVR. Earlier today, we posted their cover of the Bob's Burgers Thanksgiving song. And a few months ago, they contributed a song called "The Rains Of Castamere" to the Game Of Thrones soundtrack. And now they've gone period-specific… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Hear The National Cover Bob’s Burgers Thanksgiving Song

On this weekend's episode of Fox's Bob's Burgers -- probably the best among the recent crop of shows starring H. Jon Benjamin -- Bob's wife Linda came up with an impromptu Thanksgiving song. Anyway, some folks from the show reached out to the National and asked if they'd record a version, and they obliged. Hear… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 19, 2012 - 9:28 am

The National – “The Rains Of Castamere”

The only time I can remember anyone actually listening to music on Game Of Thrones was when (spoiler) that little asshole King Joffrey had a minstrel's tongue cut out for singing a song that made fun of him. But the awesome HBO show is still getting its own soundtrack, and that soundtrack has somehow found… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 25, 2012 - 8:52 am

The National Soundtrack And Speak On An iPad App

The National recently contributed to a new, interactive storybook iPad app called Dragon Brush, where lead singer Matt Berninger handles the narration of the story of a young Chinese boy and his paintbrush while bandmates Aaron and Bryce Dessner handle the music. The app was designed by Brooklyn's Small Planet Digital and John Solimine, who… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 23, 2012 - 3:41 pm

Stream Grinderman’s Grinderman 2 RMX

Grinderman's remix LP Grinderman 2 RMX came out last month, and from that release we've already scoped Nick Zinner's remix of "Bellringer Blues" as well as Silver Alert's remix of "Evil" that features the National's Matt Berninger. Now, we've got the whole set, which includes remixes by UNKLE, Josh Homme and A Place To Bury… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 11, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Watch Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, & Bryce Dessner Perform More Planetarium Songs

Last week, we posted video of Sufjan Stevens teaming up with the National's Bryce Dessner and indie-affiliated composer Nico Muhly to perform a gorgeous new song called "Venus." As it turns out, that song is just one piece of a larger collaboration that these three guys are working on. They're putting together Planetarium Songs, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2012 - 10:16 am

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly & Bryce Dessner – “Venus” (Live At MusicNOW)

Lately, there's been a whole lot of crossover between the worlds of indie rock and avant-classical, and three of the parties most responsible are Sufjan Stevens, the wizardly young composer Nico Muhly, and the National's resident experimentalist Bryce Dessner. MusicNOW, Dessner's Cincinnati music festival, ended on Friday, and all three teamed up on the final… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2012 - 10:02 am

Watch The Bridge Session, National Members Playing With Bob Weir

On Saturday night, Bob Weir, the Grateful Dead legend, played a show at his own TRI Studios in San Rafael, California. At the show, he was backed by a one-off band called the Bridge Session. As Rolling Stone reports, that group included the National's Aaron Dessner and Bryan and Scott Devondorf, as well as Dovema… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012 - 11:25 am

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that event, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (a reference to this Whitman poem), announced it's full lineup. It goes down 5/3-5/5. And, yeah, if you're into indie rock, skewing the more arrangement-heavy… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Grinderman – “Evil (Silver Alert Remix)” (Feat. Matt Berninger)

Though Grinderman are kaput, an album of Grinderman 2 remixes is forthcoming, from which we've already heard Nick Zinner's remix of "Bellringer Blues." Today, another track we've sampled from Grinderman 2 RMX became a free MP3, this time Silver Alert's remix of "Evil" that also features the National's Matt Berninger. Download below. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 9, 2012 - 2:33 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery to check out the winners of this award, truly the people's champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner for the ladies,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm
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